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Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Whitefish Bay, WI

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Whitefish Bay, WI

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By RetroRuth Happy Easter!!! And a big thank you to Jaime, who sent in this really gorgeous home from Whitefish Bay! This home is located at 5961 N Shore Dr in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.  It was built in 1952, it is about 2800 square feet and has four bedrooms and…

Road Trip To The Past – A Trip On The S.S. Milwaukee, 1957

Road Trip To The Past – A Trip On The S.S. Milwaukee, 1957

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By RetroRuth “Welcome to the S.S. Milwaukee Clipper, where you can save 240 driving miles and travel while you rest!”   “You will be met at the dock by a courteous clipper attendant, who will have your car driven aboard and safely stowed away. “ “You’ll like the friendly, congenial…

The Brass Rooster In Milwaukee – The Place to Get Awesome Men’s Hats

The Brass Rooster In Milwaukee – The Place to Get Awesome Men’s Hats

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If you took a look at the recent Christmas Cookie posts over on Mid-Century Menu, you probably notice Tom sporting some awesome retro hats.  All that hat glory is thanks to The Brass Rooster in Milwaukee, a truly vintage-style hattery where you can find a new or vintage hat and…

Atomic Details from The Milwaukee Public Museum

Atomic Details from The Milwaukee Public Museum

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By RetroRuth We made our annual stop at the Milwaukee Public Museum on our recent trip back to Wisconsin. It’s one of those places that Tom and I just have to visit every year. And this is the first year that I actually convinced Tom to take pictures inside the…

Nostalgic 1950’s At Miss Katie’s Diner In Milwaukee

Nostalgic 1950’s At Miss Katie’s Diner In Milwaukee

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By RetroRuth It’s 50’s diner time! This time we are visiting Miss Katie’s Diner, where Tom and I went for breakfast on our recent trip to Milwaukee. This isn’t an authentic diner from the 1950’s (it’s only been open for 25 years), but the inside is filled with lots of…

Vintage Tiki Postcards Including A Weeki Wachee Mermaid

Vintage Tiki Postcards Including A Weeki Wachee Mermaid

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By RetroRuth I’ve been digging around in our boxes of precious, precious collectibles lately (read: our junk room), looking for bits and things that I can use for art on some of our more…naked walls in the house.  While digging through one of Tom’s old boxes, I came across his…